BankMed (Suisse) SA reinforcing its investment team

Fadi Halout, Chief Executive Officer of BankMed (Suisse) S.A., is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurent Perusset as Chief Investment Officer as of May 1st, 2020.

Benefiting from a long experience in investment dedicated to wealth management, Laurent brings his know-how in asset allocation, his advanced skills in investment advice in particular to private clients and his expertise in setting up both discretionary and advisory offering.

Fadi Halout affirms that Laurent Perusset enrollment is part of a long-term development plan to position BankMed (Suisse) SA as a recognized market player in the wealth management sector.

The year 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of BankMed (Suisse) in Geneva.

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